Comparing Kentucky's 2013 Recruiting Class to Michigan's Fab 5

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Comparing Kentucky's 2013 Recruiting Class to Michigan's Fab 5
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Kentucky has what is already being referred to as the greatest recruiting class of all time and the only group in the conversation (at this point) is Michigan's Fab Five. 

It all seems a bit premature considering UK's incoming freshmen have yet to play a game as Wildcats, but their individual rankings back up the statement on paper. 

John Calipari signed five players ranked in the top nine of Rivals.com's rankings and six ranked in the top 19. He also added two in-state recruits. On paper, it is the greatest class of all time, and it could get even better if top prospect Andrew Wiggins picks UK. 

Even with all those paper stars, honestly, we should probably wait a few years before we declare them the "greatest of all time." But that's no fun, huh? 

So, let's size up the best five future 'Cats against the Fab Five position by position. 

To get an idea of how good each player will be, I went back through Rivals.com's rankings and found the last five players at each position who were ranked in the same spot. For instance, since Julius Randle is the top-ranked power forward, his player comparison is the top-ranked power forward in the 2008-2012 classes. 

Note: The high school rankings of each member of the Fab Five come from this article.

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